File:Toaster.jpg|thumb|A classically styled chrome two-slot automatic electric toaster
A "toaster", or a toast maker, is a small electric small appliance|appliance
designed to browning (food process)|brown
sliced bread by exposing it to radiant heat
, thus converting it into toast
. Toasters can toast multiple types of sliced bread
products. Invented in Scotland in 1893, it was developed over the years, with the introduction of an automatic mechanism to stop the toasting and pop the slices up–the "pop up toaster" in 1919 being a significant development. The most common household toasting appliances in the 2010s are the pop-up toaster and the toaster oven. Bread slices are inserted into slots in the top of a pop-up toaster, which make toast from bread in one to three minutes by using electric Heating element|heating elements
. Toasters have a control...